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Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 29, 2018
I know these pups personally, great dogs. If you want a rock solid hunting companion or a laid back fun house dog, these are for you. They know how to turn the switch on and off from a stone cold killer retriever to a loving family pet. Feel free to call me if you are interested. I don't recommend things often but I believe anyone would be happy with this pup.
Keith Lawson Michelle Brown Lawson

Matt Morgan, St Louis Mo.
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 29, 2018
"If you asked me about a year ago if Id ever be a Dog Mom, the answer would be no way. Im not a huge animal person." But here I am, convinced by my 5 year old that dogs are cool and now..... Im obsessed with our Moose.

--- Leigh'ann & Zach Payne
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 29, 2018
Brandon Golubski
January 20 at 11:27am
Just the two of us this morning! Would like to give a shout out to Double B Custom calls for these amazing calls, also MarshMutt for the voodoo decoys, and to Missouri muddy paws for this amazing dog! Chris Betts Josh Mutt Keith Lawson.
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 23, 2018
Stephanie Ann testimonial

Stephanie Ann Jetty is the best dog we have ever owned! Hes the king of pheasant hunting, can fit 3 tennis balls in his mouth and is as sweet and patient as can be. We will be muddy paws customers for life! You guys produce the best (and best looking) dogs! You can see from this photo he makes our life and our family complete!
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 23, 2018
Steven Dintleman Testimonial Avery Litter

Steven Dintleman I have owned a lot of labs throughout my life, but Ellie has got to be at the top. First year hunting she was retrieving birds at 8 months old. Thanks Muddy Paws for introducing me to my best friend (next to my wife) lol
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 23, 2018
Jenna White testimonial

Jenna White Keith we got Molly from yall almost three years ago and she is our perfect girl! She has such a loving temperament and can never get enough retrieving! She has been so easy to train in to the perfect gun dog for Duck Season and the perfect home dog for the rest of the year!
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 23, 2018
Katelyn Whitley testimonial 2016 /2017

Katelyn Whitley: This is Nelli. She is a year and a half, and weighs 50 lbs. She is the most goofy, smart, playful, and loving dog we could have asked for. She is full of personality, and lives to hunt and train.
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 23, 2018
Testimonial of Eric Weber 2016/2017

Eric Weber: This is the families 3rd Missouri Muddy Paws Kennel pup. Otis, Gauge and Milo. Best hunting labs out there.
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 22, 2018
A testimonial from Zach Payne for Brodie Ginger litter 2017 / 2018
Moose is a quick learner! This dog is incredible and the kids love him so much! Thanks again!
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 22, 2018
Testimonial of Brookli for Brodie / Ginger pup 2017 /2018

Brookli Jill Stegall The little guy did so good on his 1st night away from his brothers & sisters...he is definitely smarter than I ever imagined! Thanks again for the pup & all the knowledge
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 22, 2018
Testimonial for Tina Bergman past Ginger litter 2016 / 2017

Tina Bergmann Keith Lawson she is awesome. We love her to pieces, shes not a hunting dog for us but she is the best house dog ever. She is crazy at times and snuggly at times and lives to chase tennis balls. Shes missing her buddy these days and so are we, but we are so happy we have her!
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 22, 2018
Testimonial by Jenn Danzo past Brodie /Ginger litter 2012 / 2013

River is one of your pups. She is the most fantastic dog I have ever owned or trained. She learns quickly and was made to work. She does everything with passion, from dock diving to scent work to service work. She's versatile with training as well and has done a little bit of everything. When we're not working, she's a great pet and loves to snuggle. She's got a ton of drive and will do anything for food or a tennis ball. This dog has honestly changed my life and working her as my service dog has allowed me to accomplish things I never could before. She has allowed me to push through my ptsd and have a full, rewarding life experience. I am forever grateful for such a wonderful dog and would not have had this life if it wasn't for having such a wonderful breeder.
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jan 22, 2018
Testimonial for Jason Hinkle

Couldn't ask for a better pup. This is SHR Bella Rae. We'll get her HR title this summer.
Submitted by: Tim Jarvis on May 22, 2015
Great bloodline and great working dogs.
You can not ask for better people to deal with.
Very knowledgeable about the breed and very nice. I love how they work with every puppy to make it very easy to start training your new puppy. I love my puppy and will always cherish the friendship.
Submitted by: Mike Curley on May 22, 2015
Hard to believe this dude's 5 years old tomorrow - Happy Birthday to my 4 legged partner - Gunner pup! Missouri Muddy Paws raises em and breeds em right! Thanks you Keith Lawson Michelle Brown Lawson
Submitted by: keith Lawson on Oct 18, 2014
Most well behaved pup I have ever seen. Now has his Sr hunting title and never failed a test.

Andy Workmeister
Submitted by: KEITH LAWSON on Oct 18, 2014
Casey Byrd
Thank you for giving me an amazing little puppy dog! I couldn't have asked for a better lab!
Submitted by: KEITH LAWSON on Jun 14, 2013
Hi Keith and Michelle,

We hope you are doing well! Congrats on your beautiful new litter of nine puppies! :)

One year ago our precious Lilly was born. Since the moment we laid eyes on those puppies as you wheeled them out of the garage, we were in love! Lilly has been a wonderful addition to our family and makes coming home everyday a treat. She is so excited to see us that her entire butt wags instead of just her tail. We may be biased, but we think she is the smartest dog ever! After only being in her new home for three days, she already learned sit, down, and stay. Now she does all sorts of tricks! We get so many compliments on how well-behaved she is.

We celebrated her birthday by going to the dog park and playing with all of her friends. She had a blast racing through all the long grass. Now she is a content, tired pup!

We attached a picture for you ... enjoy! And thank you so much for the wonderful things you do with all of your dogs. You are truly special people!

Dustin Schaefer and Emily Lemieux
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Nov 13, 2012
Our new lab we named Birdie has become part of our family. At three months old and 15 lbs she is growing well and a joy to be around and train. I wanted to send a picture and say thanks for such a fantastic companion.
Rusty and the Holliday Family
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Oct 18, 2012
Dear Keith and Michelle, Roxy is doing great ,she has really adapted to us in a great way .We can't believe how smart she is . She comes to her name with little effort and is learning her commands at a great pace and it has been a lot of fun watching her Develop she is a true joy . thanks again Scott Kennedy
Submitted by: Keith Lawson on Jul 10, 2012
Keith and Michelle,
First, just an update on Hoss. We picked him up in Bloomington, IL this morning and after a few quick potty breaks, finally made it home. In two days this dog has had 9 hours of windshield time, and handles it just great.

We stopped at the pet store for an extra food dish, and to see if they had a toy duck Hoss could play with, and he quickly took the hearts of all the staff and customers.

He spent about three hours in the arms of my wife, Lindsey, and they quickly bonded. However he enjoys sleeping on me, and giving everyone puppy kisses. The neighbors want to get rid of their Newfoundland, and get a Muddy Paws dog now. But that was totally by accident, their Newfoundland is great, and although he slobers, I'd take him any day.

Hoss is young, however he seems to know his name, and he comes when called. I have had my fair share of dogs, but this seems rare to me. Even our three year old Jack Russell, Sailor, listens to me only when she wants to.

He has not had any accidents in the house, but now that I said that, I'm sure it'll happen.

We introduced Sailor and Hoss outside in the front yard. And neither dog really showed much attention to each other. When we got inside the older dog was curious about Hoss, but Hoss just wanted to sniff out the house. I've been keeping a good eye on him, so no trouble yet. But I was worried about the older dog being aggressive.

After they spent a few minutes together outside, we brought them inside. And we let them explore and check each other out for about twenty minutes. The older dog, being a Jack Russell, started to get a little hyperactive. So we split them up and let them each nap for about half an hour.

After we brought them back together, the older dog now brings Hoss his teething chew toys, and her most prized possession, a fabric frisbee.

Now the only problem we have is that they whine whenever they aren't together for the first few minutes.

Secondly, I just would like to say that after I had my German Shepherd put down, it was hard for me to think about finding another dog. But the experience I had with you over the phone, and my in-laws had with you in person, quickly put that to rest. It's actually pretty rare that you find a breeder that cares more about their dogs and their health, than just money. Hoss was worth every penny, and even by today's economic standards, was a steal.

I looked off and on, for a dog, for about four months, then I looked every day for three months straight. I read a lot, and I learned a lot. And I'm glad I found you, Keith and Michelle, and I wanted to say I really appreciate everything.

You're not a fly by night breeder, nor are you one that thinks the job is done after the sale. And that too, is rare.

I am looking forward to spending many great years and times with my new best friend, and if anyone is interested in a puppy from you, you can have them email me. Heck, if they are willing to come to Kenosha, they can come see Hoss for themselves.

And thirdly, Hoss will be getting fixed, but I would like your kennel to be recognized by the AKC, so when I register him, how can I do that? Call him Muddy Paws Hoss?

Again, thank you so much for everything. I really do appreciate it, and someday maybe Hoss and I will make it down to Sikeston to see everyone.

- Chad Campbell
Submitted by: KEITH LAWSON on Jun 26, 2012
just wanted to post a pic of our now 7 month old muddy paws pup dublin... she really is the best lab! it is AMAZING how many compliments we get on her! most people don't realize she's a lab because she is smaller & so well behaved! we got her a gentle leader and it has done amazing things for her temperament on a leash... she WAS a big tugger, but no longer! this pic is from her very FIRST swimming experience in the pond behind my parents house. she LOVED it! she will retrieve anything we throw... balls, frisbees, sticks, whatever! we love it! she is currently laying under my feet as i type this! we just love her! thanks for breeding the BEST lab puppies ever!!!

Katie McDermott Peterson
June 2012
Submitted by: keith lawson on Oct 08, 2011
Keith and Michelle,

Remy is doing great, growing everyday. I wanted to start the process of having him trained. Let me know what I need to do at this end. Wonderful pup. Thank you.
Thanks Tim

Tim Buschman
Submitted by: KEITH LAWSON on Oct 08, 2011
"Thank u Boomer!!! U made all the girls Christmas!!"
Heather Hill Cooksey 12-2010

Sikeston, MO
Submitted by: KEITH LAWSON on Oct 08, 2011
Thank you Keith and Michelle,

Alan Jackson is the best dog we have ever had. He is great with the kids.

My youngest son tried to drink from the water bowl with him. Alan is doing everything with no work. He is fetching dummies and ducks. Thanks again.

Derrick Wheatley 11-2010
Sikeston Mo.
Submitted by: KEITHB LAWSON on Oct 08, 2011
Milo January 2010

Great weekend with Milo. Im not sure if hes not part pig they way he puts away the food. Taking to the crate very well. We have been exploring the neighborhood, he loves playing in the yard. Our Aussie didnt know what to think at first, but now tolerates this new unit. Life is good.

We could have stayed all day. Jordan posted the pictures to her facebook account and you wouldnt believe the number of great comments she got on the pups. Thanks for the update, we are so excited.

It is so nice to deal with real dog people
Thank you.

Dave Weber
St. Genevieve Mo.
Submitted by: Joe Wright on Jul 05, 2009
Griz is really a great dog and his training is going well . He did so good one day I grilled him his own steak.

I took him to the vet yesterday and he weighs 53 pounds and is doing great.

I just wanted to thank you for selling me such a wonderful friend.

Joe Wright
Sikeston, MO
Submitted by: Cody Caudle on Jul 05, 2009
I just want to thank you Boomer and Michelle for selling me not just a hunting companion but a good friend. Scoot is doing wonderful and is definately daddy's boy. He goes where ever I go and is usually wondering why he's not going when I leave the house without him. Scoot has excelled in his training and is making long water, and blind retrieves with no hassle. This past weekend he went on his first hunt even though he made no retrieves to my suprise he was very enthusiastic and interested.

Scoot, just like the Lawsons told me he would be, has to be the center of attention when he is around people. At any outing we are at he is making his rounds and making sure that everybody knows he's there. I just want to thank Keith and Michelle for selling me the definition of a great British Labrador.

Cody Caudle
Sikeston, MO
Submitted by: Terry and Emma Duncan on Jul 05, 2009
We are so thrilled to have Tank as a new member of our family! He is the sweetest, calmest puppy we have ever seen. You guys did a great job getting him started on his training. We know that he is going to retreieve many, many ducks over his lifetime. Not only will he be a great duck hunter, but he is also a great protector of our home and family.

Tank does great both inside and outside of the house and sleeps soundly all night. He has a great disposition and loves all people. We loved that at your kennel we were able to meet all of the dogs and see how they did with their training and ask as many questions as we wanted before we made a decision. You made us feel welcome and we know that even now, after bringing home our dog, we can always turn to you both for help with questions or just to tell you how well Tank is doing. A big thanks to Keith and Michelle for getting Tank started on such a great training regiment and for making us feel so good about our decision to get a new duck dog.


Terry and Emma Duncan
St Louis, MO
Submitted by: Jim and Angela Angeletopoulos on Jul 05, 2009
From the first day we met Jack, we were instantly attracted to his fun-loving, "outgoing" personality. We could instantly tell the Lawons loved and cared for him. Throughout the entire process until we brought Jack home, the Lawsons were very professional and honest with us. They wanted to ensure we would provide a suitable, warm home for Jack. Jack has been an excellent family dog since day one. We look forward to him becoming a great hunting companion.

Still, to this day, we keep in constant communication with the Lawsons and Jack visits his first home on a regular basis. We appreciate all of the ongoing advice and thank you for allowing our family to become part of your family!


Jim and Angela Angeletopoulos
Sikeston, MO
Submitted by: Randy Rhodes on Jul 05, 2009
You guys run a class operation. I particularly like the fact they are introduced to the
house and family and not just kenneled all the time. You can tell that the litter was very
comfortable being around a variety of people and I think that is so important with hunting dogs...
I cannot tell you what a fine and smart dog she is! She is so loving and people oriented.
I think that says a lot for how you and your family spent time with the litter both inside
and outside the home. She sleeps in her outside kennel just fine but enjoys lots of time
indoors too since we have plenty of time this summer with both my wife and Alex out of school.

Thank you for your kennel/breeding operation. Keep up the good work.

Randy Rhodes
Jackson, MO
Submitted by: Joe and Jan Penacchia on Jul 05, 2009
This puppy just won the lottery! He is so smart and well behaved. He appears to be totally house broken, not one accident so far and a sound sleeper at night. He is adjusting very nicely to his new indoor/outdoor life. Joe is already his best friend. He is retrieving all of his new toys and Frisbees and loves his big yard. He is already the focus of everyone in the house and our extended friends and family. Everyone loved our Amos and felt what a significant loss it was for us when he passed. They are so happy we have Reggie (yes, Joe won that one) theyve planned a big party this weekend. All of our dog loving friends, with their dogs, will be there.

Joe & Jan Pennacchia
Vernon Hills, Illinois

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